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What was Turkey in ancient times?

The ancient history of Anatolia (Asia Minor) can be roughly subdivided into prehistory, Ancient Near East (Bronze Age and Early Iron Age), Classical Anatolia, Hellenistic Anatolia, with Byzantine Anatolia spanning the early medieval period to the age of the Crusades and the eventual Turkish (Seljuk/Ottoman) conquest of

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Consequently, what was the original name of Turkey?

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti

Similarly, what are some historical events in Turkey? 15th century

Year Event
1444 Battle of Varna. Ottoman victory, end of Crusade of Varna.
1453 Mehmed II (the Conqueror) captures Constantinople, Christian emperor Constantine XI dies in the fighting and the Byzantine Empire yields to the Ottoman Empire as Mehmed II.
1460 Mehmed II conquers Morea.

Also, what was the name of Turkey in biblical times?

New Testament

Biblical name Mentioned in Country Name
Antioch Acts 11:26 Turkey
Aphek Acts 23:31 Israel
Assos Acts 20:13 Turkey
Attalia Acts 14:25 Turkey

Who were the first settlers in Turkey?

Brief Overview of the History of Turkey The first major empire to form in the land was the Hittite empire. The Hittites were followed by the Assyrians and then the Greeks, who began to settle in the area around 1100 BC.

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